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Extraction and Socket Grafting: Part 1 — Atraumatic Extraction

June 30, 2019
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Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS

Course Objectives

2 CE Credits

To maximize the body’s bone healing and regeneration process, the clinician must have a thorough understanding of several key points, including how to maintain hard and soft tissue after an extraction, the healing process of the extraction socket, indications for socket grafting, and which types of grafting material and membrane are indicated.

Topics include:

  • Sever the Connective-Tissue Fibers
  • Minimize Soft-Tissue Reflection
  • Section Multi-Rooted Teeth
  • Reduce Contact Areas

Summary

The atraumatic extraction technique is a crucial component of the ridge preservation process. By following this technique, the quantity and quality of bone will be preserved, along with the gingival architecture. This will ultimately lead to more predictable implant positioning and placement. By adhering to the basic principles of atraumatic extractions and the use of periotomes, a more predictable healing pattern may be obtained, as the vitality of the periodontal ligament and the surrounding blood supply is maintained.

Recognition & Approval

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Glidewell Education Center
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Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 3/1/2021 to 2/29/2024.
Provider ID# 216789

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Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS

Dr. Randolph Resnik graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and has earned specialty certificates in prosthodontics and oral implantology, as well as a Master of Dental Science. He was chief of staff and surgical director of the Misch-Resnik Implant Institute for over 15 years, and is currently the institute’s director and primary lecturer. Dr. Resnik lectures in the U.S. and internationally, and has authored several definitive textbooks on oral implantology.


References

  1. Hammerle CH, Araujo MG, Simion M; Osteology Consensus Group 2011. Evidence-based knowledge on the biology and treatment of extraction sockets. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012 Feb;23 Suppl 5:80-2.
  2. Roberts WE, Turley PK, Brezniak N, Fielder PJ. Implants: Bone physiology and metabolism. CDA J. 1987 Oct;15(10):54-61.

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